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Posts with Category: Why the Humanities

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: Hardwired for Story
    May 31, 2017

    As far as we know, human beings are the only creatures that tell stories. Think about that for a minute. Let it sink in.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: Please Inform Yourself of What is At Stake Locally
    April 27, 2017

    Whichever side of the federal funding for the arts and humanities debate you stand on...please inform yourself of what is at stake locally.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: Connections Enhance the Human Experience
    April 25, 2017

    The Humanities indiscriminately touch all of us. They help us understand and experience what makes us human. I was introduced to the humanities, without knowing it, in grade school.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'You Can Change the World'
    April 21, 2017

    Why is the budget proposal calling for entirely eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities such a terrible idea?

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Just as in all Cultures, ALL of it Matters'
    April 17, 2017

    This past year has been my first full year as a board member of the South Dakota Humanities Council. It's been a great experience, and I'm just beginning to see the make-up of those who apply for grant funding and what sort of projects people invest their hearts and souls into.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities:'Do we Really Understand Just how Important Reading is to our Future?'
    April 7, 2017

    There’s considerable attention paid to test scores these days—particularly about how well our students perform on reading and math tests.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'We Just Might Learn What it Means to be Human'
    April 5, 2017

    Nearly seven years ago, I attended an outreach meeting with the Sioux Falls VA Hospital Outreach Director and members of her staff, as well as members of the South Dakota Humanities Council.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: It Would Be a 'Disaster' to End Humanities Programs
    March 29, 2017

    I am a Lakota woman. I was born and raised in South Dakota; I have lived and worked as an author and educator in South Dakota; I am also a part of the humanities in South Dakota.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'The Maps and Tools to Find Your Way Back Home'
    March 23, 2017

    Take an example of something you like to do, that adds value or meaning to your life, and ask yourself: why is this thing that I like important? How do you answer the question? Your answer—whatever it ends up being—is the humanities.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Don't Be Like the Goldfish'
    March 20, 2017

    My dad likes to tell the story of a favorite teacher who told students that goldfish don’t mind living in small fish bowls because their brains are very small, and every time they swim around the bowl, it’s a new experience.

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